More and more electric car enthusiasts are taking to the roads in France. The ecological, practical and economic arguments are enough to convince drivers to opt for this type of vehicle. However, is it a good idea to use this means of transport for long journeys and regular use?

Using an electric car for long journeys

The electric car is very suitable for a long journey. Indeed, the car has sufficient range to cover more than 300 km in some time. EV (electric car) manufacturers have developed the car’s performance to meet the demanding demands of consumers. In addition, drivers benefit from a vast network of terminals distributed across the roads (about 20,000 terminals) designed to recharge vehicles in the event of a low battery. In addition, a trip in an electric car requires some preparation. The main constraint is to charge the batteries to full capacity. Also take into account the recharging time. In addition, a break of at least 15 minutes every 2 hours is recommended.

Using an electric car for regular use

You can use this kind of vehicle on a daily basis. Just like conventional vehicles, EVs are able to keep up with this pace. Moreover, the use of an electric car is recommended in order to limit your carbon impact as much as possible. Nevertheless, regular use of the car implies a few conditions. Indeed, you must adopt a flexible driving style. Anticipate your braking when you come across an obstacle. When accelerating, do so smoothly. Inspect your tire inflation regularly, as under-inflated tires can increase energy consumption. Also, newer models of electric cars have stronger, more self-sustaining batteries.

Some tips for driving an electric car

When driving your electric car, be vigilant. The maintenance rhythm depends in part on the type of vehicle, the type of driving, the battery power and the length of the journey. Unlike a conventional car, the EV has no combustion engine. As a result, maintenance operations are less cumbersome. The battery remains the only essential element that deserves special attention. Its longevity depends on the technology used and the frequency of recharging. It should be noted that the more the car is used, the more power the battery gains. Shock absorbers similar to those of a combustion car also require regular inspection. On the other hand, less maintenance means a more affordable overhaul cost, i.e. 40% cheaper than the overhaul of a conventional car.

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